Child abduction

Hilton House
The definitive Web site for Hague caselaw, forms, etc.

Text of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction

Hague Legal Issues and Procedures Flowchart (This is a .jpg file)

International Child Abduction Remedies Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 11601-11610.
Implementing legislation for the treaty

International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1204

Official list of countries with Hague Conventions force with the U.S.

The Pérez-Vera Report
Official legislative history and interpretation of the treaty

U.S. State Department Office of Children’s Issues
Advice and assistance on abduction, and other international situations involving children

Child support

Michael Boehman, A Guide to Child Support Enforcement and Military Personnel (Mar. 2003)

Paul Conrad, TJAGSA Practice Note, SSCRA Note, Child Support and Paternity Case Stay Actions Impacted by the Welfare Reform Act of 1996, Army Law., June 1998.

Richard Crouch, Do Heroes Pay Child Support? (Support Modification and Enforcement Upon Activation and Deployment), Fam. L. News, Win. 2001.

Dep’t of Health and Hum. Servs. Admin. for Child & Families, Essentials for Attorneys in Child Support (3d ed. 2003)

Laura W. Morgan, Child Support Guidelines: Interpretation and Application, Aspen Law & Business (1996 & Supps. 2001).

Mark E. Sullivan, Child Support: Shopping for Options, Army Law., July 1992.
* Mark E. Sullivan, The Military Divorce Handbook , ABA Section of Family Law

Working with the Military on Child Support Matters: Trainer’s Guide Office of Child Support Enforcement

Domestic violence

Domestic violence resources at

Victim assistance at the Miles Foundation website.

Legal assistance

U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps

Military pensions

David Clayton Carrad, The Complete QDRO Handbook, 2d ed. ABA Section of Family Law (2004)

DFAS, Uniformed Services Former Spouse’s Protection Act: Dividing Military Retired Pay (Feb 1, 2005).
Includes specific language to use in court orders plus pointers on disability pay and SBP.

Silent Partner, series of information letters, at the Web site of the Section’s Military Committee

Marshal S. Willick, Military Retirement Benefits in Divorce , ABA Section of Family Law. (1998)


John L. Saxon, “International Establishment and Enforcement of Family Support,” N.C. St. B. #10, Aug. 1999.

John L. Saxon, “The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act,” N.C. St. B. #8, Aug. 1999.

Mark Sullivan, “ A Judge’s Guide to Servicemembers Civil Relief Act” at the Section's Military Committee website.

Support policies or garnishment and allotment procedures through DFAS:

Service of process

W. Mark C. Weidemaier, “ Administration of Justice—International Service of Process under the Hague Convention,” and “ Service of Process and the Military,” N.C. School of Gov’t #2004/07 Dec. 2004.

U. S. Department of State Web site

Thrift savings plan

TSP Service Office, Nat’l Fin. Ctr., P.O. Box 61500, New Orleans, LA 70161-1500; 1-877/968-3778, fax: 504/255-5199.

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